Chris M, Parent
I can honestly say that I have nothing but praise for the owners, the staff and the way the nursery is run. Our son is usually found in our back garden playing about half an hour after he bounces out of bed and would happily still be playing there at midnight if you let him, so the fact that he gets to play in a park all day to him is heaven, so much so that he begged me to send him there another day from the two he already attends so he is now at Woodlands three days a week. The staff give him a free reign (within reason obviously) to choose what activities he wishes to do during the day while still maintaining the national curriculum standards and his knowledge and grasp of numbers, counting and alphabet over the past seven months has really impressed me. I really love the fact that due to the staffing levels our son has a lot of one to one time and attention with the staff and especially his keyworker who I have to say is amazing with her patience and understanding of our son and his needs as a typical four year old boisterous boy, although all the staff can give me a full days report on what our son was up to during the day when asked, rather than just a general ‘yes he was fine today’ which I received elsewhere. The fact that they take daily photos is also a great idea as it shows the parents all the bits during the day that the children forget to tell you. We are regularly kept up-to-date by phone, emails and parents evenings and I would consider the staff very approachable, including the owners should you wish a quick one to one to discuss any concerns or ideas and I would honestly give the nursery 10 out of 10 for all aspects of nursery care provided and will be sending my second child there as soon as she becomes of age.